I'm keeping Kyrie and Williams off my list (and Kanter should be on that list probably, but i'll leave him in):
1. Brandon Knight - highest ceiling, potential all-star, his outside shooting makes for a great pairing with DeMar.
2. Enes Kanter - the only thing keeping this beast from #1 is the likelihood they'll keep Bargs. IMO not a good fit together, considering Kanter also likes to extend his range to be fully utilized.
3. Kemba Walker - leadership, quickness, offensive prowess, and DeMar is a fan (as stated in a recent interview).
4. Jonas - His length and motor could make for a good piece for the future ... 'for the future', not tomorrow.
5. Bismack Biyombo - Potential? Yes indeed. Our team is not necessarily in the hunt for offense, which makes up for his current shortcomings and allow him to focus on rebounding and blocking shots.
6. Kawhi Leonard - G-Force II. Would jump up a few spots if we didn't have James Johnson onboard. Monster length, and silent desire to kill ... I mean, win.
7. Jan Vesely - Length and defensive potential could be intriguing enough if his workouts show some shot fundamentals and skill.
... I'm not gonna go on, because I am pretty confident that the draft pick is among this list.
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My list is:
At the 5 or trade up. I am one who does not want to trade up to get EITHER Irving or Williams. I have doubts about Williams at the 3 and what we would give up to get either of them. Not trying to start a sh$tstorm conversation but just how I have been leaning lately. (I am also wary of Williams since he came out of nowhere to get to this level. Makes me think of contract year players who play great one year and then are crap afterwards).
In the spirit of Ceez's post the players I would like to trade or buy another later pick for:
PG Darius Morris
SF Chris Singleton- openly admit I don't know about this kid and going on quotes and descriptions above. These descriptions are what I would like to see.
SG Marshon Brooks
SF Tobias Harris: potential for WChandler/TPrince?
C Jeremy Tyler: I see low risk level pick for pOtential high reward for a high rated player who took bad advice and left high school to play elsewhere.
C Biyombo. Depends on where the pick would have to be but he is definitely intriguing.
I don't want a PF drafted (ie: Biyombo/Thompson) because it is the strongest position the Raps currently have (Davis/Amir/Bargnani), plus I think Biyombo is overrated.
Btw, we shouldn't be taking him with #5, but not for the above mentioned reasons, but for his raw offensive game.
I will put all guys on my board... who knows what could happen between now and then. The first 4 should be taken if available under the premise of "take best talent", no matter the position of need.
1. Kyrie Irving
2. Derrick Williams
3. Enes Kanter
4. Brandon Knight
The rest totally depends on what possible trades Colangelo has lined up. Mine would be...
5. Kawhi Leonard
6. Kemba Walker
7. Jonas Valanciunas
8. Jan Vesely
9. Bismack Biyombo
10. Alec Burks
5. Valuncianas(i think)
trade for multiple picks
7. Chris Singleton
8. Jeremy Tyler (was rated higher than Irving and Kanter during HS Junior season)
9. Darius Morris
11. Tobias Harris
12. Jereme Richmond
Last edited by er1csh3n; Sat May 28th, 2011 at 11:29 AM.
I see him being a Tony Allen/ Shane Battier type player.jeff_hostetler wrote:
Would love to see the Raps get their hands on him.
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So far for me: (scratch KI and DW)
(I don't think I need to go on, one of these guys will be left for our pick)
I want a big man, I think our guards are adequate for one more year.
Last edited by MyMomLovesMe; Sun May 29th, 2011 at 03:12 PM.
im big on walker so my board would be:
Expanding mine to 12 to fit in Irving and Williams:
Trying only gets you half way. My worry is that, as you mentioned, he's not going to be fast enough on his feet to defend the 3. If he's getting ISO'd and exposed in Europe then he's going to get crushed in the NBA. Then on the flip side he can't handle the ball that well and he can't shoot that well. He's going to need others to get him opportunities. That's a really big problem considering they have few guys already who can handle well and they already have a bunch of forwards who can't shoot and need somebody to set them up to get points other than put backs, tips and other choppy stuff around the basket. If they draft him there will be "Trade Vesley" threads and new "fire Colangelo" threads before the end of November. Book it. He's on the other end of the spectrum in terms of "instant gratification". Dude looks like a project.
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